This is about saving the quetzal.The most beautiful bird in meso-America, nearly extinct, it is said to have fought alonside the Maya king in his fight against the conquistadors, and at his death
settled on the wounded King's chest, hence the scarlet plummage on the birds breast. It symbolises freedom and will not breed in captivity. To make things worse, they are not very good at flying,
which doesn't make survival any easier for a bird, and is particularly unfortunate when the destruction of the cloud forest has substantially reduced the available habitat.
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